Monthly Archives: October 2017

Another Prediction of Death

When they came together in Galilee, he said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life.” And the disciples were filled with grief. … Continue reading

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When they came to the crowd…

When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. I brought him to … Continue reading

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You don’t see this every day!

Matthew 17:1-13 Just a few days after Peter’s confession that Jesus is “the Messiah, the Son of the living God” and Jesus’ prediction of His death, we have a scene that is unusual to say the least when Jesus takes … Continue reading

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The Messiah’s Mission

From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on … Continue reading

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Which Way Are we Going?

I came upon this staircase recently, take a quick look… You can see from the photo that it leads to a dark and shadowy world down there, but what you can’t tell from the photo whether I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

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From that time on…

As Matthew continues with his narrative, he uses several times the phrase, “From that time on Jesus began…” You may recall that in 4:17 the phrase marked the beginning of Jesus ministry in Galilee, but here in Matthew 16:21, it … Continue reading

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Matthew 16:18-19; a closer look, part 2

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Matthew 16:19 Peter was to be given “the keys of the … Continue reading

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